Suffixes used In Medical
      Terminology
Created by Brooke Markward
-taxia




• The suffix -taxia means muscular coordination.
Ataxia
• When talking about -taxia and the nervous system,
  ataxia comes to mind.

  Ataxia is the lack of coordination o...
Causes of Ataxia

• Ataxia can occur when a person has a stroke, brain
  tumor, multiple sclerosis, etc.

• The part of bo...
Causes of Ataxia

• Sensory ataxia means the person has a loss of sensitivity
  to a joint and body part position.

• If t...
Treatment for Ataxia



• There is no specific treatment but there is physical
  therapy available to help reduce the disa...
-algesia




The suffix -algesia means pain and sensitivity.
Analgesia


• Analgesia is the absence of any pain or sensation.
• This could happen accidentally or on purpose and to
  r...
Cause of Analgesia
• Normally when a person touches an object, nerves
  fibers send that information to the spinal cord an...
Analgesia

• Pain and temperature sensations often travel through
  the same nerve bundles so both of these sensations
  c...
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Suffixes

  1. 1. Suffixes used In Medical Terminology Created by Brooke Markward
  2. 2. -taxia • The suffix -taxia means muscular coordination.
  3. 3. Ataxia • When talking about -taxia and the nervous system, ataxia comes to mind. Ataxia is the lack of coordination of muscle movements. • Ataxia occurs when there is a dysfunction in parts of the nervous system that coordinate muscle movements. For example, the cerebellum.
  4. 4. Causes of Ataxia • Ataxia can occur when a person has a stroke, brain tumor, multiple sclerosis, etc. • The part of body that is affected depends on the part of the brain that was affected, for example if the left side of the brain has the stroke, the right side of the body will experience ataxia.
  5. 5. Causes of Ataxia • Sensory ataxia means the person has a loss of sensitivity to a joint and body part position. • If there is damage to the nerves of the peripheral nervous system, which consists of the cranial and spinal nerves, then the person may have localized sensory ataxia. There may only be one limb affected.
  6. 6. Treatment for Ataxia • There is no specific treatment but there is physical therapy available to help reduce the disability. • The person may wear leg braces or shoe splints, or could also use a cane or walker to help them to not fall.
  7. 7. -algesia The suffix -algesia means pain and sensitivity.
  8. 8. Analgesia • Analgesia is the absence of any pain or sensation. • This could happen accidentally or on purpose and to relieve pain.
  9. 9. Cause of Analgesia • Normally when a person touches an object, nerves fibers send that information to the spinal cord and to the brain. Analgesia happens when there is an interruption between the brain and a sense organ. • The interruption can occur when the nerve that supplies that area is damaged.
  10. 10. Analgesia • Pain and temperature sensations often travel through the same nerve bundles so both of these sensations could be lost together. • Analgesia is not always a bad thing. Doctors use analgesics to relieve a person from pain.

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